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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Copper ores and concentrates

Copper ores and concentrates, the No. 133 export by value totaled $191.55 million for the month of August, $1.59 billion through August of 2019, and $1.82 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.16 B
2Canada$118.77 M
3Bulgaria$62.08 M
4Japan$58.6 M
5Spain$55.69 M
6South Korea$46.74 M
7Brazil$30.07 M
8Philippines$28.48 M
9Georgia$15.7 M
10Peru$12.09 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.59 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $1,156,092,462
2Port of Vancouver, Wash. $249,619,016
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $63,443,043
4Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $47,444,429
5Port of Skagway, Alaska $32,830,156
6Port of New Orleans $14,752,876
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $12,416,631
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,155,337
9Port of Los Angeles $1,591,851
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,314,583

U.S. exports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 43.56 percent through August to $1.59 billion

U.S. exports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 43.56 percent from $1.11 billion to $1.59 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 133 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 171 for the last full year with a total value of $1.82 billion, a $99.9 million, 5.82 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Bulgaria, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Skagway, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Skagway, Alaska.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,156,117,904
2Canada $118,774,073
3Bulgaria $62,083,719
4Japan $58,603,462
5Spain $55,687,746
6South Korea $46,737,396
7Brazil $30,065,156
8Philippines $28,478,640
9Georgia $15,700,000
10Peru $12,091,214

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Phoenix/Nogales $458,934,555
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $271,169,648
3Detroit $36,085,064
4New Orleans $8,431,321
5Los Angeles $1,621,849
6Norfolk $477,403
7Miami $475,611
8New York City $426,020
9Charleston $303,506
10Duluth, Minn. $267,715

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 77.83 percent compared to last year to $1.16 billion.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. fell 19.86 percent compared to last year to $249.62 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 72.06 percent compared to last year to $63.44 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 24.65 percent compared to last year to $47.44 million.
  • Port of Skagway, Alaska rose 161.71 percent compared to last year to $32.83 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $505.99 million, 77.83 percent, (72.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $18.03 million, 17.9 percent, (7.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Bulgaria increased $62.08 million, 0 percent, (3.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $58.05 million, 10479 percent, (3.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Spain increased $55.69 million, 0 percent, (3.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.18 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.45 billion of the $1.59 billion total.

All totaled, 97.35 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.55 billion of the $1.59 billion total